Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/May

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This is the May archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2014.

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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
użyszkodnik m, noun
  1. (pejorative, humorous) an incompetent, abusive or annoying computer user; luser
  2. (pejorative, humorous) computer user in general
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
obloquor verb
  1. I speak against someone or something; interrupt a speaker, interject.
  2. I gainsay, contradict.
  3. I sing to, accompany or join in singing.
  4. I blame, condemn.
  5. I rail at, reproach, abuse.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Rixe m, noun
  1. (Austria) a thin, tall child
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
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(ḏdw) proper noun
  1. an Old Kingdom necropolis complex situated near modern Cairo.
  2. (metonymically) the afterlife.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
горе́лка (gorélka) f inan, noun
  1. (South Russia) vodka, usually in a Ukrainian context.
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
badhbh f, noun
  1. hooded crow
  2. vulture or other ravenous bird
  3. a scold or curser
  4. a female fairy said to be attached to certain families and to foretell death, appearing as a hooded crow
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
πολύτροπος (polútropos) adjective
  1. much turned, much traveled, much wandering
  2. turning many ways
  3. (metaphoric) shifty, versatile, wily
  4. (of diseases) changeful, complicated
  5. various, manifold
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Foreign word of the day  in Faroese
skúgvur m, noun
  1. great skua (Stercorarius skua, a seabird of Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Scotland)
  2. tuft
  3. the pyloric caeca of fish
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
xāltetlah noun
  1. An expanse of gravel or pebbles; a place abounding with small rocks.
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌿𐍃 (skildus) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
pieve f, noun
  1. (southern and central Italy) A rural parish church
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Foreign word of the day  in Guugu Yimidhirr
mayi noun
  1. vegetable-based food
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Foreign word of the day  in Bactrian
χοαδηο (xoadēo) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
tún n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aramaic
אבדלתא ()bdlh) f, noun
  1. distinguishing, separation
  2. Havdalah, a formula of prayer for the exit of the Sabbath or holy days
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
fogosidad f, noun
  1. Excessive enthusiasm or liveliness.
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Foreign word of the day  in Bashkir
кәңәш (käñäš) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Bella Coola
sxs noun
  1. seal fat
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
šķirklis m, noun
  1. entry (an article in a dictionary, where a given word is explained and exemplified)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
adufe m, noun
  1. (music) a traditional square tambourine of Moorish origin.
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
agley adverb
  1. asquint; astray, off the straight
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
mysa verb
  1. To be engaged in an activity that is comfortable or pleasurable.
  2. To be comfortable or content with something.
  3. (archaic) To smile (with only slight movement of the mouth), particularly as a sign of contentedness or comfort.
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
culatello m, noun
  1. (meats) A kind of ham aged for at least 11 months, traditionally produced in the territory along the River Po.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
annōna f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
абаку́мыч (abakúmyč) m, noun
  1. (criminal slang) A small crowbar for breaking through doors.
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
pastae m, noun
  1. pasty (meat pie)
  2. (figuratively) an unsubstantial person or animal
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
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(ḥtp) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Tupi
pyá noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Bislama
ovaspen noun
  1. Overspent money; overspending
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Foreign word of the day  in Taimyr Pidgin Russian
хвост длинный noun
  1. wolf; literally: long tail
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Foreign word of the day  in Malaccan Creole Portuguese
lala noun
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